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. >> and the lance armstrong saga. he admitsz to years of doping in tonight's oprah interview. bob costas will be here to talk to us about the confession, the fallout, and all those he attacks during the way. >> and chelsea clinton reports on a life story changing lives for thousands of girls. >> it makes them feel special, makes them feel they can get over things. >> plus, the mother of all basement hobbies, one that has to be seen to be believed. >> good evening and welcome to "rock center." tonight, we devote much of our broadcast to explosive accounts from members of the church of scientology. you'll get a look at the interview with a hollywood actor whose break from scientology. and you'll also hear from lawrence wright, whose controversial new book on the church "going clear" came out just today. he set out to understand why some members commit themselves so deeply to scientology. what he found adds a complicated, often troubling layer to our understanding of the church. harry smith has our report. >> reporter: why did you finally leave the church? >> i was ashamed of my own stupidi
much. >>> coming up, lance armstrong comes clean on oprah. did you see it? now what his former teammates are saying about his confession. >>> and a health care for pablo sandoval. the diagnosis, coming up. >>> i guess you could say it's mixed reaction surrounding lance armstrong, last night's televised confession, finally admitting for the most part he cheated and took drugs during his cycling career. >> and chris clackum shows some of that reaction is coming from those who knew him best. >> reporter: in his own words. >> yes or no, did you ever take banned substances to enhance your cycling performance? >> yes. >> reporter: lance armstrong admitting to oprah winfrey he did use performance enhancing drugs to win his tour de france titles. >> in all seven of your tour de france victories, did you ever take banned substances or blood dope? >> yes. >> reporter: an admission that armstrong denied for more than a decade, including under oath in the 2005 deposition. >> never taken drugs. >> reporter: for years, armstrong viciously attacked those who claimed he was lying. including fo
. another story now, about a lie. tonight, lance armstrong's fall from grace entered a new chapter, admission for the first time, the world heard armstrong come clean, admitting to years of disception. it was gripping to watch this interview tonight. a lot of people are now asking what is his motivation in finally admitting the truth here? >> yeah, absolutely. he is one of the most famous athletes in the world and for millions an inspirational cancer survivor that built a movement around his comeback after beating the disease. armstrong admits that years of accusations against him are true. he lied. >> a one word answer. >> did you ever take banned substances to enhance your cycling performance in. >> yes. >> after years of denial, he admitted that he used performance-enhancing drugs. >> in all seven of your tour de france victories did you ever take banned substances or blood dope? >> yes. >> it's an admission that he has spent more than a decade denying. >> not once. >> even under oath in a 2005 deposition. >> i have never taken drugs. i have used this situation as one big lie. t
. >> reporter: after years of denials, stein file tour de france winner lance armstrong admitted to oprah winfrey he did use performance-enhancing drugs. >> in all seven of your tour de france victories, did you ever take banned substances or blood dope? >> yes. >> reporter: it's an admission armstrong had spent more than a decade denying. >> i've used this situation as one big lie that i repeated a lot of times. >> reporter: those who have followed armstrong say tonight's admission is self-serving. >> i believe that he is completely insincere except for this, he is starting to repair his own brand. >> reporter: a brand that was loss millions in endorsements after armstrong was stripped of his seven tour de france titles. on thursday, the international olympic committee stripped armstrong of the bronze medal he won during the 2000 sidney olympics. >> i'll spend the rest of my life trying to earn back trust and apologize to people. >> reporter: accolades gone for a sports icon now coming clean. kurt gregory, nbc news. >> and a quick programming note, this morning on the "today" show, exclu
in the making. did you watch lance armstrong interview? >> i have to say i did. and even though we all expected, we all thought we knew what we were going to hear, when you heard those blunt answers to direct questions, it was still somewhat startling. >> a lot of people had been waiting to hear what armstrong would say, the disgraced cyclist using everything from human growth hormone to testosterone. maybe not the answer some people wanted to hear. >> for years, cyclist tyler hamilton, that man right there, accused armstrong of doping and he faced armstrong's fury as a result. we'll find out what he thinks after watching the interview. >>> later in the show, the question everyone is asking, can the livestrong charity go on? we'll ask the ceo. >>> have you noticed you didn't make quite as much as you did before the new year came? of course, you are not alone. what is behind this sudden cut in pay and give you ideas of what you could do to offset that loss. >>> the story we hope will bring a smile to your face. what folks in one city are doing to boost the spirits of random strangers. >> great s
choices. >>> another medal gone. lance armstrong has been stripped from his bronze medal in the 2000 city olympics. the international olympic committee has sent a letter to armstrong to return the medal. armstrong admits to using steroids. for years, he denied the allegati allegations. last year he was stripped of seven tour de france titles. >>> it's a story generating so much buzz from notre dame university. was the star football player the victim or is he a fraud, making up a story about his leukemia stricken girlfriend at stanford. tonight, the player is choosing to keep a low profile. jay gray joins us. i know there was a lot of talk that this young man would speak to reporters today, but what happened? >> reporter: it hasn't happened to this point. we talked about a lot of stories, some of them strange. this may be the most bizarre. an outstanding player at notre dame, manti te'o. he was training for what is believed to be a fantastic pro clear. but focus has shifted to this bizarre and confusing fraud. manti te'o was an all-american heisman finalist two led after overachieving notr
confessional interview with oprah, set to air tonight, the international olympic committee has asked lance armstrong to send back the bronze medal he won at the 2000 olympic games in sydney. he was stripped of his seven tour de france championships last year by the u.s. anti-doping agency. the head of the anti doping body said today armstrong should have already returned the olympic medal without having to be asked. >>> it's been nearly six months now since a gunman opened fire in the packed movie theater in aurora, colorado, killing 12 people, wounding 58 hours. tonight the theater is reopening for the first time. private ceremony for victims and first responders. it's not without controversy. it's being boycotted by some of the victims' families who say it's insensitive to reopen the theater at all. >>> and following the aurora massacre and the mass shooting in newtown, connecticut, the president is now trying to build public support for his sweeping plan to curb gun violence. and he will need it. our political director and chief white house correspondent, chuck todd, has our brand new p
yellow jerseys were taken. now lance armstrong stripped of his bronze medal. the ioc has sent a letter to the disgraced cyclist asking him to return the bronze medal he won during the sydney olympics. he's being stripped after admitting to doping with an interview with oprah this week. he at mites to using performance enhancing drugs. he previously denied the allegations for years. >> tonight the san francisco giants world series trophy is resting comfortably on the other side of the country. why are the team's prized possessions in new york in the answers? history. bob redell got a sneak peek at the first class an accommodations for the precious metal. >> on all the passengers on this flight to jfk, the most recognizable. >> you heard what's going on on the plane today, right? >> yes. >> the one with its own escort couldn't be missed. sitting in first class, seat 1d. we're trying to get the trophy out to as many place as possible. >> larry baer will be escorting the trophy aboard virgin america's is aircraft where the team started 131 years ago. >> more years in new york than san fran
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